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Old 01-27-2007, 02:12 AM   #1
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HP 500 notebook touchpad issues with FC6


I just installed fedora core 6 on a HP 500 notebook and cant make my touchpad work. All the other hardware has no issues. Kindly assist.
 
Old 01-27-2007, 07:11 AM   #2
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backup your old /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Now, copy and paste the section below: Adopt it to your file suitably.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "1900"
Option "RightEdge" "5400"
Option "TopEdge" "1900"
Option "BottomEdge" "4000"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.02"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
# Option "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Alternatively,
http://qsynaptics.sourceforge.net/
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=17286

Try these.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nderitualex
I just installed fedora core 6 on a HP 500 notebook and cant make my touchpad work. All the other hardware has no issues. Kindly assist.
Hello,
I had the same problem with my HP500. For some reason the kernel PS/2 port detection routine doesn't recognize the touchpad.
A patch for this:
http://dm.tvtransilvania.ro/~alex/i8042.c.patch

If you don't/won't build a custom kernel you can get my FC6 2.6.19-1.2911
http://dm.tvtransilvania.ro/~alex/ke...11ics.i686.rpm
http://dm.tvtransilvania.ro/~alex/ke...11ics.i686.rpm

HTH
 
Old 03-20-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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hi this is my first post here,i have the same problem with my laptop and i can't make it work with linux
because i am a new user ,can anyone help me by telling me what should i do step by step?
 
Old 04-05-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by angelushu
Hello,
I had the same problem with my HP500. For some reason the kernel PS/2 port detection routine doesn't recognize the touchpad.
A patch for this:
http://dm.tvtransilvania.ro/~alex/i8042.c.patch
Hmm, can I please get a full dmesg from booting on that laptop with "i8042.debug log_buf_len=131072" without the patch referenced above? Please send it to dtor@insightbb.com

Thanks!
 
Old 04-11-2007, 06:44 AM   #6
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I have what sounds like a similar problem with Mandriva 2007.0 on an HP510. Hard Drake doesn't see the touchpad at all. I have installed libsynaptics and ksynaptics (configure, make and then make install) and that seem to go fine. I can't see any executables though and although it seemed to talk about a module, I can't see any .o or .ko files to modprobe!

Does anyone know whether I'm missing a step out or whether I maybe just haven't done the install correctly. I'm not sure what to do next and would really like to get the touchpad going. It works on an NC6000 with a standard install, but that's one of the black, smooth pads, this one seems to be almost like a metal gauze effect.

I would really like not to have to recompile the kernel if at all possible. :~)

Many thanks!
 
Old 05-31-2007, 01:31 PM   #7
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Fedora on HP500 notebook

I've wrote a small document which logs my experience with HP500 notebooks.
You can find it at http://www.red-web.ro/ics/f7-on-HP500.html
I don't know how much of this applies to HP510 though.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 04:40 AM   #8
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Thanks for that - excellent stuff. In the end I had to recompile the kernel to get the touchpad going! Actually that part wasn't so hard, it was getting Mandriva to boot afterwards which took some tweaking.

Other than that I find pretty much the same as you do. I have exactly the same resolution issues that you did with the screen after hibernate - I've not sussed that one but will read through what you did.
 
  


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